About Chaska House & Cottages

The Chaska House was built in 1900, reflecting the Revival Style and attitude that flourished in turn-of-the-century Waxahachie when "Cotton was King" and life was good. Texas Highways Magazine calls it "Victorian Splendor".
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Opened in 1993 by Louis and Linda Brown, the National Register-Listed home recently completed a meticulous year-long restoration, emerging as a fascinating combination of history, luxury, comfort and whimsical adventure—specifically designed with guests in mind. The house and each of its uniquely-decorated common areas and extraordinary guest rooms (named and styled after authors) are a remarkable blend of original architecture, master craftsmanship (old and new) and imaginative interior design.


Rich colors, opulent fabrics, fine art and pedigreed antiques are combined with contemporary pieces, luxurious amenities and state-of-the-art technology to create a comfortable elegance rarely found in historic lodging properties—All just a short stroll to historic Waxahachie's town square with its wondrous shops, excellent restaurants and the magnificent courthouse that James Michener called "a fairy tale palace—one of the finest buildings in Texas".
Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for taking such wonderful care of us! The Chaska House is a beautiful bed & breakfast. The décor is outstanding, the food is delicious and the total experience will be etched in our memories forever
Mary & Jack N., El Cajon, CA
Its nice to know that there are still people who take such pleasure in doing special things and making others feel good.
C.C., Cleveland, OH
We have stayed at many B&Bs-This is the BEST! Thank you for your warm Texas hospitality. We will return.
-J. & M. "The Procrastinators", Austin, TX
Victorian Splendor
Texas Highways Magazine
We loved the Hemingway's Cottage. The décor is incredible! You have thought of everything. We'll be back.
"The Spices", Dallas, TX
Thank you for the best getaway we have ever had.
Willy and Jodie M. Albuquerque, NM

Our Amenities

Large, beautifully appointed rooms and experienced owner-innkeepers in residence to meet your every need!
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Our spacious rooms include a private bath and individual temp controls

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All rooms are equipped with Smart TVs and Wifi


Texas Bed & Breakfast Association – Inspected & Approved

The Chaska House has appeared in the following publications:
Texas Highways Magazine
House Beautiful
Dallas Morning News
Good Housekeeping